The National Society Sons of the American Revolution is pleased to announce the NSSAR JROTC Legion of Honor for 2001. This is the fourth publication of this annual recognition of Outstanding Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Cadets. I am delighted to recognize the fact that 4 State Societies participated in this years program for the first time. I hope that they will continue to participate as the program continues to grow.
Each of the following 14 Cadets was selected by their sponsoring State Society and local Chapter as an outstanding young citizen of their community, with high academic achievement, strong leadership skills, and military bearing.
JROTC Cadet LtCol. Kayln Eidschun of the Westover High School, Fayetteville, NC, was recognized as the Outstanding Cadet in the nation by the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (NSSAR) on July 2, 2001. John C. Haughton, Chairman of the NSSAR JROTC/ROTC Committee, and the NSSAR Acting President General, Howard F. Horn, Jr. presented Cadet LtCol. Eidschun with her gold medallion as Commander of the 2001 Honor Legion Class, a certificate of recognition and her $1,000 award at the NSSAR National Congress in Louisville, KY in July.
Outstanding JROTC Cadet LtCol. Kayln Eidschun of the Westover High School, Fayetteville, NC, wearing the Gold JROTC Medalion, received her certificate from Acting President General Howard F. Horne, Jr., and JROTC Chairman Jack Haughton presented her a check for $1,000.
The NSSAR Outstanding Cadet of the Nation for 2001 is:
JROTC Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Kalyn C. Eidschun of Westover High School, Fayetteville, NC
sponsors: Marquis de Lafayette Chapter and North Carolina Society
To read Cadet LtCol. Eidschun's essay: "How has JROTC prepared me to be a better citizen of the United States Of America?"
2002 Update on Kalyn C. Eidschun: Kalyn was advanced to the rank of Colonel and served as Battalion Commander (2nd year in this position) and Assistant Military Science Instructor. She also received the title of Miss Westover (beauty pageant) and was named a Distinguished Citizen for the city of Fayetteville. Having received numerous scholarships, Kalyn will be attending Campbell University this fall to begin her studies in Criminal Psychology. She also auditioned and was chosen to be an actress in a local comedy club that has recently opened in Fayetteville. She still plans to become President of the United States.
JROTC Cadet Captain Jonathan A. Bowlby
Zachary High School, Zachary, LA
sponsors: General Philemon Thomas Chapter and the Louisiana Society